Details Emerge For VW's Chattanooga Chariot
With a new VW plant under construction, Chattanooga’s local media is hunting down every last detail available on the new D-class, America-only model to be built there in 2011. WRCB TV even sent a reporter to a recent VW presentation in Berlin, at which a few more facts were released about the closely-guarded NMS (New Midsize Sedan) project. Those of us who consider VW’s current American-market engines a slap in the face (and I’m with you there, JB) will be happy to hear that the “NMS” will come with Fuel-Stratified Injection (FSI) gas and diesel options, mated to a dual-clutch transmission. Size, legroom, trunk volume and the number of cupholders are planned specifically for the US market, so expect proportions to be more Passat than Jetta. Oh, and it will have something called “dynamic powertrain acceleration” too. Whatever that is.
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